Forum Rules


Here are the rules for both the forum and the Discord server. We’ve never had to enforce any of these here at the forum but felt it would be handy for you all to see the basic community guidelines which are essentially, be respectful and welcoming of everyone.

  1. Admins and Moderators understand that they are essentially CJ when he isn’t around. They have been given the responsibility to uphold the standards of the community we created, as well as these guidelines. If an Admin or Mod ask you to refrain from behavior that goes against the community rules either written or inferred, please listen.

  2. Please respect the separation between In-World and Out-of-World discussion. It will take new readers some getting used to, and guild leaders are here to help steer you in the right direction. If they ask you to move or amend a post, it’s only to maintain the creative and immersive environment we’ve worked so hard to build.

  3. This is a PG-13 community, which means there are actual 13yo members. Please respect the inclusiveness of the community. Do not post anything considered NSFW. Find other servers for that.

  4. Politics, religion and other “hot button” issues are worthy of deep discussion and debate. Somewhere else.

  5. Do not use racist, homophobic, sexist etc. language.

  6. No self-harm or suicide discussion of any kind. (See Addendum Below.)

  7. Respect each other. This is a space where people should feel free to express themselves within the rules of the community, as long as the views expressed do not encroach on the essential rights of others.

  8. No antagonizing, harassing, threatening, or bullying of any kind will be tolerated.

  9. Respect newer readers, and try your best to help them get up to speed if no staff are readily available.

  10. Respect staff members and guild leaders. They are here on their own time. They are acting under the “WWCJD” mandate and are only trying to do the right thing in any given situation.

  11. Remember that this is an extension of Ackerly Green Publishing. Think of the forum as the library and the Discord server (which unlocks at Trust Level 2) as the lounge. You can loosen up and get meta in the lounge, but both “rooms” are under the same roof. Please respect the roof.

  12. No posting or seeking identifying personal information.

Addendum to Rule #5: No suicide or self-harm talk of any kind.

To clarify the Ackerly Gren stance on this issue - Many in our community and outside it have been affected; some in our community have experienced a loss directly as a result of suicide. The loss of someone in our community would be devastating to us all. Because of this, AG moderators take this very seriously. Any statements indicating a desire or intent to commit suicide or self-injury will be treated as legitimate and the moderators will act accordingly.

Mental health is a delicate topic. We strive to make this a safe community. While most of the moderators in Ackerly Green have no formal training in dealing with suicide or depression, they are always here to listen. Please feel free and welcome to message a moderator at any time.

Forum Primer

Discord/Forum Rules Update (February 2018)

  1. Access to the Discord is limited to Ackerly Green forum members at Trust Level 2 (member) and above. No “backdoor” access is permitted. Once you reach the appropriate trust level, contact a Leader or Moderator for assistance with access to the Discord.

  2. No alternate/duplicate accounts are permitted on the Ackerly Green forum or Discord server. All members are limited to one account for interacting with the community. Members will be given an opportunity to voluntarily remove alt. accounts. Refusal to comply with this rule will result in the alt account (this will be the second account made) being kicked/banned, and an official warning will be given to the member’s primary (first) account.

Official Guideline Updates:
Some of these are established rules already. The guidelines below are for clarification of the rules.

  • Part of a PG-13 word is the same as the word. Instead of trying to skirt the rule, please just follow it. Excessive cursing using “permitted” language (damn, hell) will be viewed the same as breaking the rule.
  • If you have issues with Ackerly Green shop orders, please contact CJ privately.
  • Role players should steer new PRSFNE members towards the mods, who can help introduce them to the world of roleplaying and the tone we’re going for.
  • Please be mindful of the tone of PRSFNE. We’re meant to be exploring Neithernor peacefully, consider it more like Animal Crossing or the pacifist route of Undertale instead of Grand Theft Auto or Uncharted.
  • Be mindful of what other people are doing in PRSFNE. Please don’t interrupt someone in the middle of a scene, or railroad other players into doing what you want. This is more of a free-flowing writing exercise than a personal campaign.
  • Bouncing between guild houses is not permitted in roleplay. If you’re in a guild house, it’ll take several days of travel to go somewhere else. Please try not to “cheat code” around this by bouncing in and out of Neithernor via knocking.

As always, Mountaineers, your cooperation with the community guidelines is appreciated. Your patience and adaptability are very valued.